Susan Rothenberg. Dogs Killing Rabbit. 1991-92

Susan Rothenberg Dogs Killing Rabbit 1991-92

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Painted in New Mexico, where Rothenberg lived for the last three decades of her life, this work depicts the artist and her husband, fellow artist Bruce Nauman, observing their pet dogs attacking a rabbit in the wild. Rothenberg portrays the scene from multiple vantage points, a strategy she adopted after moving to the desert. “You see things from different heights here, the topography changes—sometimes you’re looking down on the land, sometimes you’re climbing up the land,” she said. “So a kind of shifting perspective came into my work.”

Gallery label from Susan Rothenberg, April 15, 2022 – June 12, 2022
Oil on canvas
7' 3" x 11' 9" (221 x 358.1 cm)
Gift of UBS
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© 2022 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture

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